?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Wasn't the Millennium Falcon or the Enterprise - The Book of the Celestial Cow

> Recent Entries
> Archive
> Friends
> Profile
> My Website

November 17th, 2006


Previous Entry Share Next Entry
11:59 pm - Wasn't the Millennium Falcon or the Enterprise
Hey, look, you guys! It's time for another Secret Snap Cup Meme...yeah, I don't know what snapping and cups have to do with anything, either. If you're in a good mood, please say something nice about me. I've really appreciated what some people have said, and I could definitely use some more right now.

Also, I suppose we're going to go down fighting: everyone please vote for #8 as many times as digitally possible. What's 500 votes? If she wins, she can actually afford her visit to me!

I would like to thank peri_peteia for warning us West Coasters that Nickelodeon is FULL OF CRACK and began airing Avatar TEN MINUTES EARLY.

This show now refuses to suck! It is ON A ROLL. Team Avatar discusses what to do, and Sokka is unusually optimistic for reasons we never fully understand, honestly, and my Toph astutely decides that he's been brainwashed.

And then...and then...HOLY FUCKING GOD THEY STORM THE PALACE. AANG IS PRETTY MUCH AN EARTHBENDING MASTER NOW SOMEHOW AND KATARA WHIPS IT GOOD AND TOPH PWNS EVERYTHING AS USUAL. And Sokka...apologizes. I wish Sokka had done something, anything of note during that battle. I know it was a bending frenzy, but Sokka could have maybe knocked some guys out or SOMETHING. But I guess it was balanced out by Katara's little, urm, freeze/slide/flip/whip thing that took out like thirty guards in five seconds, which is THE MOST BADASS THING SHE HAS EVER DONE WOW. And Toph TURNED STAIRS INTO A SLIDE. And...that whole thing! They were UNSTOPPABLE. And I don't care that they seem WAY TOO POWERFUL ALL OF A SUDDEN because it was TOO FUCKING AWESOME. And they were in a hurry. And they apologized.

We finally meet the Earth King, and whoa. I'd thought he was deliberately ignoring the war, but Long Feng never bothered to tell him there was a war at all. Damn, dude. The "convincing the Earth King" section was generally pretty entertaining and funny, especially Sokka's "Long Feng is long gone!" Because I laughed and thought, "I bet he's been waiting to use that for a while." AND THEN.

Then things got REALLY WEIRD because suddenly there were all these CRAZY MESSAGES and EVERYONE WAS HAPPY and OKAY LET'S SPLIT UP OMG NO.

WAIT WAIT WAIT I HAVEN'T EVEN MENTIONED ZUKO'S AWESOME FEVER DREAMS WHERE AZULA AND IROH ARE HIS SHOULDER DRAGONS AND AZULA FREAKS HIS SHIT OUT BY TALKING ABOUT HIS MOM SLEEPING AND DID SHE KILL HER OR DID URSA KILL HERSELF OR WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT AND OMG ZUKO THINKS HE'S AANG THE BOY IS GOING THROUGH ONE HELL OF AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS.

OH NOES TOPH.

Sokka. Sokka. SOKKA. WHY DID YOU HAVE TO SAY THE WORDS YOU ARE NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER SUPPOSED TO SAY ON A TV SHOW? ("Girls are waiting for us!")

OMG BEST ENDING EVER. I FLAILED SO MUCH. I LOVE AZULA. SHE IS SO FUCKING EVIL IT HURTS. BUT SUKI IS NOT DEAD. SUKI IS NOT DEAD!!

After Avatar, everything sucks. But this episode was pretty good.

Baltar had a 36!

Dixon! Eating noodles!

I'm not sure what to make of the Big Retcon. It didn't bother me as much as I thought it would, especially because they tried to downplay the significance of the fact that the Cylon attack was not completely unprovoked, as it had been presented for the last two years. But it did a nice job of once again asking whether humanity deserved to survive at all. Maybe the armistice would have lasted. Or maybe the Cylons would have followed their mission from God anyway.

And speaking of God: what the hell is up with Three? I loved the use of "Passacaglia," of course, but...she's trying to figure out what lies in between life and death? Trying to have a real spiritual experience? I never thought she'd become so interesting.

Roslin is evil. Hee. Making Adama go up there and Be the Hero despite feeling like a shit. She really knows how to punish a guy.

Also, I don't think I've ever found myself attracted to Roslin, but, damn, during that scene with Adama, I don't know what. She looked good.

Er, yeah. I don't have much to say. Sorry? Watch Avatar.
Current Mood: hornyhorny
Current Music: Lizette & - This Is

(33 memoirs | Describe me as "inscrutable")

Comments:


[User Picture]
From:horsefacehannah
Date:November 18th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
(Link)
Snap cups are a reference to Legally Blonde 2.
Yep. Because I know stuff like that.
[User Picture]
From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2006 05:17 am (UTC)
(Link)
Shit, dude. Why do you know that?
[User Picture]
From:warden96
Date:November 18th, 2006 11:23 am (UTC)
(Link)
Roslin is evil. Hee. Making Adama go up there and Be the Hero despite feeling like a shit. She really knows how to punish a guy.

Once you've beaten cancer, you feel like you can do anything.
[User Picture]
From:smrou
Date:November 18th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Baltar had a 36!
Ha! Hahahahahahahaha! Awesome.

I'm not sure what to make of the Big Retcon. It didn't bother me as much as I thought it would, especially because they tried to downplay the significance of the fact that the Cylon attack was not completely unprovoked, as it had been presented for the last two years.
The development doesn't really bother me because, while it indicates that maybe the Colonials really started things moving regarding the Cylon attack, it doesn't make that definite at all. Because Bulldog's mission was about a year before the attacks, and we know that the Cylons had violated the armistice before that. We don't know (nor would I assume) that Bulldog's mission was the only armistice-violating mission in the forty year armistice, but the question of Who Started It? is certainly not answered.

Plus, floating a ship over an armistice line, while clearly a violation and clearly an indication to the Cylons that the Colonials haven't forgotten about them, is not a hostile move that would seem to warrant an all-out genocidal attack. Hardly a proportional response, you know?

But it's an interesting development, and it does change things somewhat.

And speaking of God: what the hell is up with Three?
Dude, Three just confusees me. I never understand what's going on with her.

Also, I don't think I've ever found myself attracted to Roslin, but, damn, during that scene with Adama, I don't know what. She looked good.
I find myself attracted to Roslin on a weekly basis, but she was SUPER hot this week. I particularly loved how she looked in the first scene with her (new!) shirt and her hair casually up and not that neat, and just...guh. brocapps and I chat during BG, and that was my first reaction during the first commercial break: "How hot is Mary McDonnell?"
[User Picture]
From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
(Link)
we know that the Cylons had violated the armistice before that.
Really? When?

Plus, floating a ship over an armistice line, while clearly a violation and clearly an indication to the Cylons that the Colonials haven't forgotten about them, is not a hostile move that would seem to warrant an all-out genocidal attack. Hardly a proportional response, you know?
Oh, right. But it muddies things up.
[User Picture]
From:etherealclarity
Date:November 18th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
(Link)
AVATAR AWESOME EPISODE OMG CANT TALK.

I had that bad feeling about those damn guards. And the scrolls. AND SPLITTING UP IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA!

That fight was awesome. And I had such a bad feeling about the Kyoshi warriors even though I had no reason to have a bad feeling, and then I WAS RIGHT AND I TOTALLY KNEW WHO THEY WERE AS SOON AS I SAW THERE WERE THREE.

I need to calm down. Time for breakfast.
[User Picture]
From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC)
(Link)
*holds you*
[User Picture]
From:enfermo
Date:November 18th, 2006 03:51 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Rawles is my hero!

Thank goodness I live on the west coast.
[User Picture]
From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Most of the time, it sucks!

Sometimes, it works in our favor!
[User Picture]
From:glasseseater
Date:November 18th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
(Link)
did you see the preview for next week?
WHAT WAS UP WITH THAT?

I keep trying to tivo avatar but apparently I'm going to have to record a half an hour before and after, just so I can get the entire episode.
[User Picture]
From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
(Link)
did you see the preview for next week?
WHAT WAS UP WITH THAT?

GAH. I KNOW. Stupid Nick. Well, they know how to appeal to the majority of the fanbase. I hear the finale is December 1; I guess they'll smush the last two episodes together.

I keep trying to tivo avatar but apparently I'm going to have to record a half an hour before and after, just so I can get the entire episode.
Well, I don't think they normally do that. That's the first time it's happened, I think.
[User Picture]
From:mutinousmuse
Date:November 18th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I'm not sure what to make of the Big Retcon. It didn't bother me as much as I thought it would.

Usually this kind of thing majorly bothers me too, but I think they actually made it work because - and this is what I think is usually missing in retconning - they're acknowledging that it's a change in thinking for the character as well as the audience. Whereas, usually, it's more of an "It's always been this way! La la look over there now!"
[User Picture]
From:spectralbovine
Date:November 18th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
(Link)
they're acknowledging that it's a change in thinking for the character as well as the audience.
You think so? Hasn't Adama been thinking about this the whole time, supposedly? And Tigh?

They did make it work, somehow, though.
[User Picture]
From:latropita
Date:November 19th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
(Link)
OKAY LET'S SPLIT UP OMG NO.
DID WE LEARN NOTHING FROM SCOOBY DOO?! THAT ONLY LEADS TO DAPHNE GETTING KIDNAPPED.

I'd thought he was deliberately ignoring the war, but Long Feng never bothered to tell him there was a war at all.
I'm still kind of shocked by the whole "no Earth King has ever gone to the Outer Wall before," like, way to properly govern your kingdom, freaks! DID WE LEARN NOTHING FROM THE BOLSHEVIKS? OH WAIT HE PROBABLY DIDN'T BUT STILL.
[User Picture]
From:mawombat
Date:November 19th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
(Link)
thanks for getting me on to Avatar.

Now, comments:

I found Aang's attack tactics a little unbelievable mainly because I thought he hasn't evolved (bender-wise) to the point where he would rely so heavily on his earthbending. I feel like he would (in such a situation) rely on the bending he's most comfortable with (Airbending). That's the only real question I had with the ep.
[User Picture]
From:spectralbovine
Date:November 19th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
(Link)
No, I agree. I was surprised that he didn't airbend at all. He was earthbending the whole time. BUT the thing about that is that it's extremely effective. I mean, when earth is being thrown at you, it's sort of easier to actually attack that earth rather than blow it away. Also, I think he's sort of pissed at the Earth Kingdom, so he wants to use their own power against them.

Really, I was surprised enough at his earthbending skills when he made an animal sanctuary in five seconds. But, whatever, AWESOME.
[User Picture]
From:meghatron
Date:November 22nd, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)
(Link)
Am all caught up now and can I just say I HATE YOU AND YOUR PIMPING POSTS.

And I don't care that they seem WAY TOO POWERFUL ALL OF A SUDDEN because it was TOO FUCKING AWESOME.

You know, I thought about that aspect briefly, and I really don't think they're too powerful. The Avatar is supposed to keep everything balanced, without relying on his Avatar state (because he's way vulnerable then). Neither Toph (who is balanced by her blindness and is TOTALLY RIGHTEOUS, JUST AS YOU SAID SHE WOULD BE)) nor Katara are significantly better than the masters we've seen in the past. Plus, they've got Aang boosting their powers with his own when the need arises.

OMG BEST ENDING EVER.

I KNEW IT WAS THE DANGEROUS LADIES BECAUSE THEY SAID THREE HAD ARRIVED. I AM MADE OF AWESOME. AND THERE WAS STILL FLAILING. IT WAS LIKE PRIDE'S REVEAL ALL OVER AGAIN.

Speaking of FMA, the end of "The Desert" was totally ripped from the Lab Five storyline from FMA. And BtVS, only with less dialogue. But even the shots were eerily FMA. I was disturbed.

I HAVEN'T EVEN MENTIONED ZUKO'S AWESOME FEVER DREAMS

I am just eating this storyline up. SO VERY YUMMY IT IS, YES.

I know you're going to do terrible things to me for saying this, but now that I'm caught up I am even more convinced of the Zuko/Zatara thematic linking. All the stuff about Fire and Water being opposites, and waterbending being a healing magic and firebending being destructive, and how Katara always the one putting the gang back together and mending hurt feelings and Zuko is all spit and vinegar and scars -- it's lining itself up in a disturbingly textual way. Because they already have aspexts of the other in them -- Katara's temper allows her to be a warrior, and Zuko's existing code of ethics (battered and wrecked though it may be) still holds out after all he's been through.

... don't shun me. I'm not one of the crazy 'shippers, I swear, I just call 'em as I see 'em.
[User Picture]
From:spectralbovine
Date:November 22nd, 2006 12:14 am (UTC)
(Link)
Am all caught up now and can I just say I HATE YOU AND YOUR PIMPING POSTS.
I TOLD YOU IT WAS AWESOME. DO NOT DOUBT MY GAUGE OF AWESOMENESS.

Neither Toph (who is balanced by her blindness and is TOTALLY RIGHTEOUS, JUST AS YOU SAID SHE WOULD BE)
AGAIN: DO NOT DOUBT.

Neither Toph (who is balanced by her blindness and is TOTALLY RIGHTEOUS, JUST AS YOU SAID SHE WOULD BE)) nor Katara are significantly better than the masters we've seen in the past.
You do have a point, actually. If we accept that Toph and Katara are now masters, then, yeah, they're...well, masters. Like Bumi and Pakka, they can kick ass with the best of them. I still think Aang mastered earthbending, like, in his spare time or something, because we sure as hell didn't see it. I mean, the kid's still not that great a waterbender, for crying out loud.

I KNEW IT WAS THE DANGEROUS LADIES BECAUSE THEY SAID THREE HAD ARRIVED. I AM MADE OF AWESOME. AND THERE WAS STILL FLAILING.
I SOMEHOW THOUGHT THERE WERE ONLY THREE KYOSHI WARRIORS SO THE NUMBER THREE DID NOT PING ME. BUT OMG THE FLAILING.

I am just eating this storyline up. SO VERY YUMMY IT IS, YES.
I feel like his character arc is both ridiculously subtle yet so very drastic.

... don't shun me. I'm not one of the crazy 'shippers, I swear, I just call 'em as I see 'em.
Heh. No, I see what you're saying about the thematics, but I honestly can't fathom the characters getting together. Yeah, Zuko's changing, but, dude, you saw how Katara greeted Jet. Girl holds a grudge.

> Go to Top
LiveJournal.com